Benjamin Nicholas - Conductor
Archive (selected concerts)

2016

Saturday 12 March 19.30
Poulenc, Langlais & Duruflé
Exeter College Chapel, Oxford

Jubilate Chamber Choir

Langlais Messe Solennelle
Poulenc Litanies à la Vierge Noire
Duruflé Requiem


2015

Thursday 12 February 13.15
Organ Recital
Merton College Chapel

Buxtehude Praeludium in C BuxWV 137
Buxtehude Ciacona in E minor BuxWV 160
Messiaen Joie et clarté des corps glorieux
Vierne Adagio (Symphonie III)
Vierne Allegro Risoluto (Symphonie II)


Saturday 7 February 16.00
The Merton Choirbook
Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College

Pott Word (world première)
Joubert Three Canticles (world première)
Michans Apostrophe (world première)


2014


Friday 22 November 19.30
Merton's 750th Celebrations
Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College

Saxton Vexilla Regis
Weir Ave Regina Caelorum
MacMillan I will take you from the nations
Birtwistle Chorale-Prelude (world premiere)
Stravinsky Mass


Thursday 13 November 13.15
Organ Recital
Merton College Chapel

Buxtehude Toccata in D minor
Schumann Fugue No.5 on BACH
Liszt Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen


Saturday 12 July 19.30 (live on BBC Radio 3)
Cheltenham Music Festival
Cheltenham Town Hall

Savitri Singers (Benjamin Nicholas Chorus master)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Martyn Brabbins

Holst The Planets  


Tuesday 8 July 19.30
Cheltenham Music Festival
Gloucester Cathedral
 
Choir of Merton College
 
Tallis Videte miraculum                              
Victoria  Ave Maria                                           
Palestrina Alma redemptoris Mater                      
Parsons Ave Maria                                           
Tabakova  Alma redemptoris Mater                     
Weir Ave Regina Coelorum                       
Kendall Regina Caeli                                      
Andrew Salve Regina                                     
Tavener Two Hymns to the Mother of God       
Tavener Song for Athene  
Duruflé Requiem      


Saturday 7 June 16.00
Organ Recital
Merton College Chapel
The opening series of the new Dobson organ.

Bach  Prelude and Fugue in C BWV 547  
Franck Chorale in E   
Sweelinck Est-ce Mars?                                                                           
Elgar Sonata in G Op.28
Jackson Scherzetto Pastorale
Vierne Final (Symphonie I) 


Sunday 13 April 17.00
Jackson The Passion of the Lord Jesus Christ USA premiere
Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York

Choir of Merton College
Choir of Trinity Wall Street


Sunday 6 April 17.00
Bach St Matthew Passion
Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College
Oxford Baroque

James Oxley Evangelist
Giles Underwood Christus
Dame Emma Kirkby Soprano
Grace Durham mezzo soprano
Nicholas Pritchard Tenor
James Birchall Bass


Friday 4 April 19.30
Jackson The Passion of the Lord Jesus Christ world premiere
Merton College Chapel

Choir of Merton College
Emma Tring Soprano
Nick Pritchard Tenor


Saturday 1 March 19.30
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Choir of Merton College
Kodaly Choir
Members of The Oxford Bach Choir
Oxford Philomusica

Sarah Connolly Mezzo soprano
Richard Edgar-Wilson Tenor
Benedict Nelson Bass


Saturday 14 December 19.30
Bach Christmas Oratorio Parts 1-3
Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Choir of Merton College
Oxford Philomusica


Wednesday 20 November 15.30
Choral BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong
Merton College Chapel
Choir of Merton College

Jackson Canticles in G
Britten Hymn to St Cecilia   
Britten Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria

Saturday 7 September 18.00
Tour of Sweden
S:ta Clara, Stockholm
Choir of Merton College

Sunday 8 September 14.00
Tour of Sweden
Maria Magdalena, Stockholm
Choir of Merton College

Monday 9 September 19.30
Tour of Sweden
Uppsala Cathedral
Choir of Merton College

Saturday 6 July 17.00
Savitri Singers
St Paul's Church, Cheltenham
Cheltenham Music Festival Concert

Jackson To Morning                                                             
Pärt Morning Star                                                            
Tallis  Psalm Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter   
  Man blest no doubt  
  Let God arise 
  Why fum'th in sight 
  God grant we grace 
  Come Holy Ghost 
Tallis Suscipe quaeso                                                  
Poulenc  O magnum mysterium                                              
Britten Five Flower Songs                                                                                    
  To Daffodils                                                
  The Succession of the Four Sweet Months                                                
  Marsh Flowers                                                
  The Evening Primrose                                                
  Ballad of Green Broom 
Gordon  i carry you in my heart (public premiere)        
Esenvalds Nunc Dimittis (Merton Canticles)                          
Sanders  My beloved spake  

Friday 3 May 20.00
Music at Oxford concert
Merton College Chapel
Choir of Merton College
Tallis Videte Miraculum 
Tallis O Nata Lux 
Parsons Ave Maria 
Purcell Funeral Sentences 
Poulenc Salve Regina 
Praulins Gloria (Missa Rigensis)     
Pärt Magnificat 
Pärt Bogoriditse Dyevo
Esenvalds Nunc Dimittis
Ola Gjeilo Perenni Domino Perpes (Merton Choirbook) - World Premiere 
Tavener Mother of God Here I Stand 
Britten Hymn to St Cecilia

Thursday 11 April 17.00
Choral Evensong
Westminster Abbey
Choir of Merton College
Esenvalds Merton College Service
Bassano Dic nobis, Maria

Sunday 24 March 17.00
G.F.Handel Messiah
Merton College Chapel
Choir of Merton College
Charivari Agréable

Saturday 23 March 21.30
Arvo Pärt Passio
Merton College Chapel
Choir of Merton College
The Marian Consort

Thursday 14 March 13.10
Organ Recital
St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565   
Sweelinck Est-ce Mars? 
Wesley Choral Song and Fugue  
Elgar Andante sostenuto, from Sonata in G op.28   
Widor Allegro vivace, from Symphonie No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42, No. 1 

Thursday 14 February
Music and the Monarchy
Choir of Merton College
Filming for the BBC

Monday 21 January 13.15
A Ceremony of Carols
Merton College Chapel
Choir of Merton College
Britten A Ceremony of Carols

Monday 14 January  13.15 
Organ Recital
Merton College Chapel
Music by J.S.Bach (1685-1750) 
Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, pro organo pleno, BWV 733 
Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, a 2 Clavier et Pedal, BWV 648 
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her BWV 606 
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ BWV 604 
Christum wir sollen loben schon BWV 611 
Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her BWV 769             

2012

Saturday 22 December 19.30
Christmas Concert
Gloucester Cathedral
St Cecilia Singers

Tuesday 27 November 19.30
Choral @ Cadogan
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
Choir of Merton College
Weelkes Hosanna to the Son of David    
Victoria  Ave Maria (a 8)  
Victoria Alma Redemptoris Mater (a 8)   
Victoria  Salve Regina (a 8)    
Britten Hymn to the Virgin  
Poulenc Salve Regina  
Part Bogoroditse Dyevo  
Gibbons Hosanna to the Son of David       
Bruckner Locus Iste 
Bruckner Ave Maria  
Seven Magnificat Antiphons (2012: commissioned for the Merton Choirbook) Howard Skempton O Sapientia  · John Tavener O Adonai  · Rihards Dubra O Radix Jesse   Gabriel Jackson O Clavis David  ·  Cecilia McDowall O Oriens  · Matthew Martin O Rex Gentium  · Eriks Esenvalds O Emmanuel    
Bruckner Christus factus est 
Bruckner Os justi  

Sunday 11 November 19.30
Brahms Requiem
Sheldonian Theatre
Oxford Bach Choir
Oxford Philomusica
Marios Papadopoulos conductor
Benjamin Nicholas chorus master

Monday 24 September 15.30
Concert for Martin Randall Oxford Choral Festival 
Merton College Chapel
Choir of Merton College
Weelkes When David heard 
Vaughan Williams Valiant-for-truth 
Tomkins When David heard 
Parry Songs of Farewell 
Milton When David heard 
Tallis The Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter  
Vaughan Williams Movements from Mass in G minor 
Howells Take him earth for cherishing 
Byrd Laudibus in sanctis 

Wednesday 1 August 21.00
Festival Musique et Patrimoine
St Nicolas de Veroce
The Trebles of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum
Julie Sicre harp
Britten A Ceremony of Carols
Holst Songs from the Rig Veda Set 3

Saturday 4 August 21.00
Festival Musique et Patrimoine
St Nicolas de Veroce
The Trebles of Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum
Orchestre 'Jeunes Virtuoses de New York'
Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Saturday 14 July 19.00
Cheltenham Music Festival
Cheltenham Town Hall
Sarah Connolly
James Oxley
Benedict Nelson
Trondheim Soloists
Savitri Singers
Holst Savitri
Holst Songs from the Rig Veda Set 3

Saturday 30 June 19.30
Verdi's Requiem
Tewkesbury Abbey
Susan Young
Susanna Spicer
Justin Lavender
Michael Pearce
Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum and Chorus
Regency Sinfonia

Tuesday 26 June 13.00
Organ Recital
Tewkesbury Abbey

Sunday 26 January 19.30
Bach's Mass in B minor
Cheltenham Town Hall
Julie Cooper
Caroline Trevor
Christopher Watson
Giles Underwood
Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum
Dean Close Choral Society
Bristol Ensemble